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My name is Rianne Giesen, since June 2009 I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Ice and Climate group of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), at Utrecht University. Here you can read about my research and personal interests.
My PhD research, which I also carried out at IMAU was concerned with the response of the ice cap Hardangerjøkulen to the climates of the past, present and future. Part of the work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, which is listed here. A complete overview of the project is given in my PhD thesis, which can be downloaded from this page.
In June 2009 I started on a project within the ice2sea programme. Ice2sea is funded by the European Union F7 scheme and aims to improve future projections of the contribution of ice to sea level rise. My project is part of Work Package 5.3 and involves the projection of sea level rise from changes in small glaciers and ice caps in the next 200 years.